We often tout the numerous benefits of a cloud native approach on this blog, but heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to see which benefits are the most desirable. To obtain this insight, we took a very scientific approach--we ran a poll on our Twitter account.
The poll, “In the spirit of the holidays, which cloud native benefit are you most thankful for?” included four options for voters to pick from - agility, scalability, resiliency, and speed.
Here is how our social followers responded:
Most Thankful for Agility
The poll found that 35% of responders are most thankful for agility. Agility enables the rapid development, testing and launching of applications to drive business growth. Beyond business growth, agility empowers developers to ensure applications are responsive to code and commands and can configure to various parts of the cloud. Agility is a key element to ensuring the growth and health of cloud native environments, so it was no surprise to us that over one-third of respondents are most thankful for agility.
Second best? Scalability
With 30% of the votes, scalability was tied for second with resiliency. As organizations continue to grow and expand, their technology needs often change. Many times this means new and added workloads, containers, and applications, so having a cloud native environment that is easily scalable is critical to success. Cloud native technologies enable architects to alter and adapt their deployments quickly to suit their ever-growing needs and ultimately, keep their focus on growing the business rather than having to constantly adjust or fix their infrastructure.
Tied for Second. Resiliency
Cloud native environments must be resilient. With 30% of the votes, resiliency is still a top priority. Applications, containers, and other cloud native elements must recover quickly and continue operating even when there has been an equipment failure, power outage or other disruption. One of the benefits of having cloud native environments is that there is no ‘lifting and shifting” of applications, so there are no new vulnerabilities introduced in the shift.
Last, but not least was Speed
Bringing in only 5% of the votes was speed. While speed did not have the most votes, it’s a huge benefit to all organizations with a cloud-native architecture. A cloud native approach makes it possible for organizations to accelerate the process from inception to development, making testing quicker and more seamless. When moving past testing to “Day 2” and beyond, developers need the speed cloud native brings to quickly iterate updates based on user feedback, bugs, and other real-time occurrences.
Each one of these aspects is important in a cloud native environment. What are some of the things that you and your developers are thankful for? Here are D2iQ, we are thankful for agility, scalability, resiliency, speed, and the ability to give our customers the tools required for smarter day 2 operations.
To learn more about D2iQ's approached to smarter day 2 operations, contact us.